Motorola announces new Moto Mods including a gamepad and wireless charging, coming this summer starting at $39

Moto Mods are the headlining feature for the Moto Z family, and with today’s launch of the Moto Z2 Play, Motorola is launching four brand new Moto Mods, all debuting later this summer. As you might expect, they all work with the Moto Z2 Play as well as previous Moto Z devices.

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Google expanding Chrome OS to more form factors, including convertibles & tablets

In addition to the spate of Chromebook news this morning, Google is also reportedly opening Chrome OS to an “even wider variety of form factors.” The Mountain View company alluded yesterday to the possibility of convertibles and tablets running Chrome in the near future…

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CyanogenMod 14.1 based on Android 7.1 expands to 9 more devices including the Nexus 6, 7, and OnePlus One

Android 7.1 Nougat is slowly making its way to more devices after debuting on the Pixel smartphones. A developer preview is currently available for many Nexus users, and earlier this month, CyanogenMod announced a new version of its ROM based on Google’s latest OS for a handful of devices. Now nine more devices have been added to that list.

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Sketchy leak allegedly confirms HTC’s U 11 specs, including the innovative ‘Edge Sense’

HTC has not been at the top of its game for quite some time now, churning out devices not on par with the competition and, at times, full of questionable choices.

However, its upcoming U 11 flagship is seemingly set to turn things around for the Taiwanese company, and alongside innovative tech we now may have its full — and, yes, competitive — spec sheet (via MySmartPrice)…

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Google adds over 30 new services to Google Home including Todoist, Wall Street Journal, and half a dozen games

One of my biggest complaints about Google Home is the lack of services that tie into it. Since launch, only a small handful of products and services have integrated into Home. However, today Google has released 34 new apps and games for Google Home.

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Report: YouTube working on ‘Backstage’ social features, including text posts, photos, and polls

As Facebook and other tech companies increasingly turn to video, YouTube has added features like 360-degree live streaming and native messaging — just in the past year alone. A report by Venture Beat today describes an upcoming effort to keep the platform competitive by allowing YouTubers to share status updates, photos, and polls to subscribers…

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Android apps hit four more Chromebooks including Dell, ASUS, HP, and Samsung models

Google’s rollout of Android apps on Chrome OS is more than welcome, but it’s certainly taking a while. After hitting the first models shortly after Google I/O, we haven’t seen much expansion beyond new Chromebooks, like the Acer R13 which we reviewed this week. However, over the past few days, the Play Store has been showing up for a few more models.

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